The State Council was created by the enactment of 1993 Wisconsin Act 210 and is focused upon the Coordination of substance abuse planning and funding within Wisconsin government. State Council members are appointed by the Governor and represent most cabinet level agencies in Wisconsin, two constitutional offices, the Legislature, service providers and citizens.
WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
The purpose of the State Council is to coordinate substance abuse planning across the many agencies in Wisconsin government. We are responsible for reviewing pending legislation, developing a four-year plan to implement our ideas, reviewing the biennial budget and making recommendations to the Governor and Legislature. We have five standing committees, which focus upon prevention, treatment, planning/funding, issues pertaining to diversity of substance abuse needs among state residents, and coordination between member departments regarding alcohol and other substance abuse activities.